Department of Robotics
Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
e-mail: hirai at se dot ritsumei doc ac dot jp
School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering
e-mail: zpl at se dot ritsumei dot ac dot jp
Researches on deformable soft objects such as biological tissue, food
dough, thread, and wire harness are now one of emerging issues in
virtual reality, computer vision, medical engineering, and robotics.
We have to tackle many topics including geometric and mechanical
modeling of deformable soft objects, their model identification, and
control of their deformation to treat the deformable soft objects in
engineering. This workshop focuses on the current researches on
modeling, identification, and control of deformable soft objects.
Topics are 1) geometric/mechanical modeling of deformable soft
objects, in robotics, automation science, and medical engineering, 2)
identification of deformation model parameters, 3) realtime simulation
of object deformation, 4) control of object deformation in robotics
and automation, 5) manipulation and handling of deformable soft
objects, and other related issues.
Topics of Interests
The workshop will consist of several invited talks and paper presentations.
Interested authors are welcome to submit their contributions.
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
Geometric/mechanical modeling of deformable soft objects.
Identification of deformation model parameters.
Realtime simulation of object deformation.
Control of object deformation in robotics and automation.
Manipulation and handling of deformable soft objects.
Day and Location
The workshop will be held in conjunction with IROS2007 IEEE
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Oct.29 -
Nov.2, 2007, San Diego, U.S.A.
The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 2 (Friday).
Call for Contributions
The workshop will consist of several invited talks and paper
presentations. Interested authors are welcome to submit their
contributions. Paper contributions should be submitted by email to
one of the organizers. Papers should be in PDF format and prepared
following the IROS2007 final camera ready format, with a maximum
length of 10 pages. The detailed information on the paper format is
available from the IROS2007 page. Timeliness in exchanging on-going
research results and ideas is one of the driving factors of workshops.
Therefore, submission of even preliminary or informal work is
encouraged. Also, extended versions of IROS’07 papers can be
considered. Finally, state-of-the-art surveys in the above topical
areas are welcome. Contributions will be selected by the workshop
organizers, based on their quality and relevance to the workshop
- Modeling of Soft Material Objects
- Professor Hiroyuki Fujioka (Tokyo Denki University)
- Contour and Shape Modeling of Wet Material Objects using Periodic and Closed Spline Surfaces
- Dr. Zhang Peng-lin (Wuhan Univ. and Ritsumeikan Univ.)
- A Method for Non-rigid 3D Deformation Fields Measurement: Application to Human Calf MR Volumetric Images
- Modeling of Deformable Linear Objects
- Professor Hidefumi Wakamatsu (Osaka University)
- Modeling of Linear and Belt Object Deformation Based on Differential Geometry
- Dr. Hans Fuhan Shi and Professor Shahram Payandeh (Simon Fraser University)
- Rope Knotting and Unkotting with Haptic Feedback
- Identification of Deformation
- Professor Hiroshi Noborio (Osaka Electro-Communication University)
- Modeling and Identification of Rheological Deformation
- Dr. Yasuyo Kita (AIST)
- On Compression Model for Integrative Analysis of Different View Breast Xrays
- Control of Deformable Soft Objects
- Dr. Satoshi Yamaguchi and Professor Hiromi T. Tanaka (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
- Toward Real-time Volume-based Haptic Communication with Realistic Sensation
- Dr. Mizuho Shibata (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
- Control of Loosely Coupled Joint by Soft Actuators via Deformable Cartilage
with the list of speakers and schedule.
is available through IROS 2007 web site